We anticipate it in Engadget, and now we are ready to show you a first video and impressions that the guys at Android and Me share with us. A few days after that Verizon and Motorola released the Motorola Droid 2, We can already tell you the main novelties.
Now that we have quality media we can say that the change in appearance is not very important, almost the same size and layout of controls, but the really important thing is that the keyboard has changed for the better, with keys larger than, the disappearance of the directional pad, and a less flat key layout. We are going with the video:
My phone quite like me, is an updated alternative to those wanting an Android with physical keyboard, but it assails me doubt if it is much better than an original Droid, and therefore worth the change.
As we mentioned aesthetically is almost the same except for the keyboard, and the bottom front edge that now presents an elegant finish in aluminium, otherwise the same: size, weight and design, even the battery is the same. The Android navigation buttons they have been adapted to the Motorola Motoblur interface.
Aside from the removal of the directional pad, have changed the details in gold which was by telephone, for example in the font of the letters, to move to a more appropriate blue. But there is no doubt that if you liked the original you will like this one, or on the contrary. The same screen of 3.7 inches and 5-megapixel camera seem to be unchanged in the renewal.
Motorola Droid 2, major changes in the interior
The new processor runs at 1 GHz, compared to the 550 MHz of the original Droid, so here is where we find the important changes. The original chipset is a Texas Instruments OMAP 3430, while The Droid 2 launches a powerful 36 X 0 to 1 GHz OMAP TI. Both processors have a Freescale(arm8) architecture, and accompanied by the same GPU are: Power VR SGX530.
Not only in power improves the OMAP 36 X 0 to the original Droid, and is made with 45nm technology, with improvements in consumption and reduction of components reported. Accompanying the CPU we are with double the memory RAM: 512MB.
The guys at Android and Me have been the first comparative benchmarks, and the new model practically bends in frames per second to the original Droid. Detail to highlight, taking into account that the GPU is the same, therefore the CPU and the memory expansion have sat down very well in this renewal.
We highlight the benchmark Quadrant, in which the Droid 2 has achieved the highest values in a terminal Android 2.1 to date, it seems that the chosen hardware combination seems to promise enough. Specifically we are talking about a score of 1199, by 500 of a Nexus One with Android 2.1, which rose to 1489 with Froyo.
The phone that have had the opportunity to try features Android 2.1, but expected an update within a few days of marketing, in the month of July in the United States, but if they wait to August after having released Droid X, surely it will come with Froyo.
Is it worth changing having Droid/Milestone?
In the absence of details and try it personally, I think is not, a great renewal of the terminal that will appeal to operators and users who want to access a terminal’s characteristics. But the change is not big enough considering that Motorola prepares more powerful phones at Christmas if possible.
In parallel it will launch the Motorola Droid X, a phone with one screen 4.3 inches, QWERTY keyboard, but with an 8 megapixel camera and ability to record video in high definition, In addition to HDMI output. Perhaps a better option to consider for those who want to renew. For more information I invite you to go through the page of Android and Me in which have an extensive gallery and more information on the Motorola Droid 2.